I took a 6 ft length of 6" flexible alum duct off the front of my stove (in finished basement) and vented it into the floor register near the living room/kit/din rm. I also installed a 10" (quiet) fan in the floor register at the end of the hall to pull down the cold air into the basement. I now have more heat up and less down resulting in significantly improved equalized temps. I did leave 2 holes clear on the front of the stove to heat the basement. It all (6' duct) looks like hell but it works great.